Health Department Suspends Seasonal Perc Testing

May 31, 2014


SMC Health DepartmentDue to declining seasonal groundwater levels, the St. Mary’s County Health Department’s Environmental Health Division will suspend wet season perc testing on Friday, June 6, 2014. Conditions within a network of monitoring wells in the county confirm the declining groundwater levels.

Applications for perc tests received this season that have not yet been scheduled will be placed on hold and will be given priority when ground water levels are adequate for the next “wet season”, expected in 2015. Applicants with applications on hold may request a refund; however, these applicants will then be required to resubmit an application for the next wet season perc testing and will lose their current position in line.

For more information about perc testing, please visit the St. Mary’s County Health Department website at www.smchd.org/perc-testing or call the Health Department’s Environmental Health Division at 301-475-4321.